The Man Who Never Heard the Word 'No'

Derrick Coleman, a running back for the Seattle Seahawks, was born deaf. He never let it hold him back from his dream to play for the NFL, no matter how many setbacks he faced along the way. His story proves the power of hard work and perseverance.
You don't have to be a professional football player to find the inner strength to change your life.
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GRANDMASUSAN13 5/21/2018 6:37:00 PM
Powerful Report
ORTATK 4/2/2018 9:29:02 AM
Powerful, a great post, thanks. Report
KIMJ01 3/6/2018 11:31:23 AM
Love it, great story. Report
MISS-WILLOW 4/14/2017 1:14:26 PM
Love it! I've been hearing impaired since I was two or three. Great to see deaf people like Derrick and Nyle (Dancing With the Stars and ANTM) showing the world deaf people are strong too. :-) Report
KMACINNIS44 2/27/2017 11:34:58 AM
the video is working now Report
KEEPITUP4LIFE 5/1/2016 12:39:45 AM
RLKARMAN..thank you for posting a link to this great man. I was able to view that video just fine.

Susan Report
RLKARMAN 4/9/2016 3:58:37 PM
Rather than get upset with SP, let's try and problem solve rather than complain. At the time SP posted this video, it was working. Since, however, the owner of the video made it private. After searching on YouTube, I found a relevant video about Derrick Coleman: just copy and paste the link below.

h?v=lHtauASkebY Report
MELTINGSNOW62 11/26/2015 1:24:18 PM
the tech people need to fix the problem of the video not playing, or remove it. Frustrating. Report
BUBBLYARIES01 11/19/2015 10:05:35 PM
I choose NOT to be on facebook, so I could not watch this video. Disappointing. Report
EVAG1209 4/25/2015 10:33:00 AM
Derrick Coleman may not have said "no," but YouTube did -- couldn't watch it. Report
CHERRY-TREE 3/11/2015 1:35:57 PM
Can't watch it, it says it's 'private'. Report
NOLAHORSERIDER 1/20/2015 4:03:07 PM
The video wouldn't play. Said This is a private message! :( Report
BOOZEYFORD 8/5/2014 9:49:23 AM
So not a football fan so have never heard of him....
Sitting here crying like a baby. Touching and inspiring. Report
SUZYMARC 3/30/2014 2:11:36 PM
One of my best childhood friends for over 30 years wore a hearing aid and dealt with a number of other health issues. She always smiled, believed in her dream of singing, and could belt out some melodies that were amazing. Never underestimate the power of inner belief. Report
SRIVERS1 2/1/2014 7:36:29 PM
Derrick Coleman is an inspiration to so many and especial to those who are hearing impaired. Will be rooting for the Seahawks for Super bowl.